Active Lives & Healthy Schools 45.3% of children and young people meet physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes per day across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Can you help shape sport and physical activity for young people? What is the Active Lives Survey? We want all children and young people regardless of their age, background and ability level to be able to take part in and enjoy sport and physical activity. The Sport England Active Lives Survey run by Sport England provides really useful information for anyone working with children aged 5-16 key to help understand children’s attitudes and behaviours around sport and activity. This makes a real difference to understanding and investments in sport and physical activity locally and nationally. The survey is supported nationally by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Social Care and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Locally the survey is endorsed by the Local Authority PE Advisor, School Games Organisers, Public Health and Healthy Schools. In Cambridge and Peterborough... 45.3% of our county’s children and young people (years 1-11) are currently meeting the recommended level of activity (taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more a day) 31.6% (years 1-11) still do less than the average of 30 minutes a day and 54.7% are not active enough to benefit their health37% of children (years 5-11) volunteer in some capacity to support sport and physical activity How does the survey work? Each term schools are randomly selected by Sport England to take part in the Active Lives survey. Those schools will be contacted by Living Sport. Alternatively schools can volunteer to take part by contacting Living Sport (incentives for these schools are slightly different). Schools take part in the simple online survey in their classes with one class in up to 3 different year groups at a point of their choosing during that term. The survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete. For the youngest pupils, parents are also asked to fill in a survey about their child’s physical activity behaviours (additional incentives of £10 ESPO credits per parental survey are available to schools). 1 teacher also needs to complete a survey which takes around 10 minutes. Each participating school will be provided with everything it needs including templates for letters to parents, information sheets for teachers and students and technical guidance from Living Sport. A summary of the process is here and key documents can be found here. What are the benefits to schools? Each school that takes part is given a bespoke report summarising its own results from the survey (if at least 30 students complete the questionnaire). This report covers measures of children’s activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust. Participation in The Active Lives Survey provides access to The Healthy Schools Rating Scheme which comprises of an on-line teacher survey, this is based on four key areas of assessment: Food Education, School Food Standards, Physical Education and Active Travel. The responses given are calculated to determine a rating – bronze, silver, gold. Completion of the combined Active Lives Survey and Healthy Schools Rating Scheme can be cross referenced to the nutrition and physical activity standards for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Schools Award. This can help accelerate the school’s progress to achieving Healthy Schools status and being granted use of the local authority Healthy Schools logo. A plaque is also awarded in acknowledgement of the achievement and provides good evidence of the schools commitment to Health Education. Schools can also choose sports or well-being equipment and resources worth at least £100 to thank them for their participation. 2020/2021 Schools We would like to thank the following schools for taking part in the Autumn and Spring Terms of 2020/21. Cambourne Village College Impington Village College Bassingbourn Village College Hatton Park Primary School Willingham Primary School Shirley Community Primary School St Peter's School Cottenham Village College Waterbeach Community Primary School Houghton Primary School Kimbolton School Thomas Clarkson Academy Cavalry Primary School Wyton on the Hill Primary School Jack Hunt School Melbourn Village College Ely College Ditton Lodge Primary School Robert Arkenstall Primary School University of Cambridge Primary School The Grove Primary School William Law C of E Primary School Wetheralls Primary School Sir Harry Smith Community College The following schools have been selected for the Summer Term 2020/21 and will be contacted at the start of the term. We are especially keen that more Peterborough, Cambridge and Fenland schools take part this term to ensure data reflects the whole county. Cambridge Bewick Bridge Community Primary School Coleridge Community College Kings Hedges Primary School Morley Memorial Primary School North Cambridge Academy They Leys School The Netherhall School Arbury Primary School St Matthew's Primary School Fenland Cromwell Community College Friday Bridge Community Primary School Orchards Church of England Primary School St Peter's CofE Aided Junior School Alderman Jacobs School The Nene Infant & Nursery School Peterborough Lime Academy Watergall Middleton Primary School Ormiston Bushfield Academy Paston Ridings Primary School St Johns Fisher Catholic High School Thomas Deacon Academy Hampton Gardens Secondary School Huntingdonshire Abbey College Ramsey Hinchingbrooke School Little Paxton Primary School St John's CofE Primary School The Elton CofE Primary School of the Foundation of Frances and Jane Proby East Cambridgeshire Littleport & East Cambs Academy Littleport Community Primary School Millfield Primary School The Shade Primary School Witchford Village College South Cambridgeshire Comberton Village College Coton Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School Histon and Impington Infant School Jeavons Wood Primary School Linton Village College Swavesey Village College Living Sport play a key role and act as the main point of contact for schools regarding the Active Lives Survey. For more information please contact Anna O'Leary on [email protected] or 07921831878.